World War II

From 1939 until 1945 many countries around the world were war battlegrounds. Those that were not directly involved sent soldiers and supplies to the war zones. Battles were fought across Europe, in North Africa, in Asia, and across the Pacific. Those who did not go to fight worried about the fate of those who did, and they worked hard to do their part for "the war effort." Life for many changed radically, and for some, the memories of this extraordinary war still has an impact today. World War II was greatly affected by what took place during World War I.
Last Chance Bay

Last Chance Bay

Anne Carter
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Penguin Canada, 2004   ISBN: 978-0143016632
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Blueberries For the Queen

Blueberries For the Queen

Katherine Paterson , John Paterson
Illustrator:   Susan Jeffers 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
HarperCollins, 2004   ISBN: 978-0066239422
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The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator:  Michael Foreman 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 and up
HarperCollins Children's Books UK, 2005   ISBN: 978-0007182459
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Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Penny Colman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Crown Publishers, 1995   ISBN: 978-0517885673
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Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II

Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II

Penny Coleman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Crown , 2002   ISBN: 978-0517800751
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Children of the Relocation Camps

Children of the Relocation Camps

Catherine A. Welch
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lerner, 2000   ISBN: 1575053500
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The Flag with Fifty-Six Stars

The Flag with Fifty-Six Stars

Susan Goldman Rubin
Illustrator:  Bill Farnsworth 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Holiday House, 2005   ISBN: 978-0823420193
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Music For Alice

Music For Alice

Allen Say
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Houghton Mifflin, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618311187
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Hitler’s Canary

Hitler’s Canary

Sandi Toksvig
Illustrator:  Sandy Nightingale 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 10 and up
Random House (UK), 2005   ISBN: 978-0385608893
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For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2003   ISBN: 978-0440418313
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Behind Enemy Lines: A Young Pilot’s Story

Behind Enemy Lines: A Young Pilot’s Story

H. R. DeMallie
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Sterling Publishing, 2007   ISBN: 978-1402741371
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Resistance

Resistance

Craig Simpson
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House UK, 2007   ISBN: 978-0552555715
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Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of children sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chamb

Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of children sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chamb

Deborah Durland DeSaix, Karen Gray Ruelle
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Holiday House, 2007   ISBN: 978-0823419289
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Tamar

Tamar

Mal Peet
Historical Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Candlewick, 2007   ISBN: 978-0763634889
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War, Women, and the News: How female journalists won the battle to cover World W

War, Women, and the News: How female journalists won the battle to cover World W

Catherine Gourley
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689877520
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